In just a few years, Dana Vulin has made extraordinary strides.
In 2012, she was the victim of a horrific crime. A woman who believed that Dana was involved with her estranged husband broke into Dana’s home and doused her with methylated spirits before setting her on fire. The woman, who was later convicted of the crime, laughed as Dana screamed in pain.
Dana suffered third-degree burns to 64% of her body and face. In two years, she underwent countless procedures and surgeries to regain her physical functions.
Then, nearly three years after the life-changing event, she took off her compression mask for the first time to reveal her new face. Her fighting spirit and determination to live carried her through all the tough times, including when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2013.
She tells LittleThings: “I never chose to be burned alive, but I did choose to fight for my family, my friends, and my life. I’m not just alive, I’m living!”